Friday, December 16, 2016

Top tips for a good night's sleep #spon

I think I've mentioned before my love of bed. Warmth, comfort, peace (sometimes) - it's my haven at the end of a long day.

Over the years I've learned what works best for me in terms of keeping the bedroom a sanctuary. Toys strewn on floor? No. Thick curtains? Yes. Cluttered desk? No. White bedding? Yes.

It's amazing how a few changes can turn your room into the perfect place to sleep, rather than a place you go to toss and turn and wake up even more tired than you were eight hours ago.

So here are my top tips for getting a good night's sleep (when the kids leave me alone).

1. Clear out the clutter. 
You should breathe out a sign of relief when you walk into your bedroom at the end of the day. Not sign in despair at the state of the place. Clearing out the clutter clears the mind and soul too.

2. Say no to technology. 
TVs, iPads, phones - try to get rid of them all from the bedroom if possible. Countless studies have shown that the brain waves are disturbed by using devices before sleep. Also, the blue light that screens omit have been shown to mess with sleepiness and alertness, and suppress melatonin levels. Which brings me to...

3. Himalayan salt lamps.
They provide a warm rosy glow that encourages the brain to switch off. They also claim to have lots of benefits with regard to improving air quality, mood and concentration. 

4. White bedding. 
Ever wonder why you sleep so well in a hotel bedroom?

5. Find the right sleeping posture for you. 
For years I slept with loads of fluffy pillows thinking I was in luxurious comfort, when in fact I was damaging my neck. Every body is different so while some people may need three pillows, others can sleep better with none at all. Or you could even check out adjustable beds that allow you to rise and recline at the touch of a button, Nifty. 

6. Epsom salts bath
Any excuse to take a bath - but they really do send you off to sleep. Epsom salts is known to relax muscles so it's a perfect combination. 

Now all you need is a good book and a hot water bottle and your zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post however all words and views remain my own. 

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